Candidates Night March 14th

“The Hinsdalean” is hosting an evening where you will be able to hear from all candidates running for the various open board positions in our town. This question and answer event will be hosted by Ben Bradley. See the flyer attached here.

Date: Thursday, March 14th
Where: The Community House
Timing: 7:00pm Welcome
7:05pm Hinsdale Village Board Candidates
7:45pm District 181 Board Candidates
8:40pm District 86 Board Candidates


Box Tops Collection

box topsHMS is collecting Box Tops. Money received from Box Tops will go to the Student Council Fund, which helps to pay for things such as Spirit Day prizes along with the end-of-year celebration dunk tank and ice cream truck. Student Council has no designated funds, so every Box Top helps! There is a clear plastic collection jar in the Main Office.


Have Questions About the D86 April 2nd Facilities Referendum?

Have questions about the D86 April 2 Facilities Referendum? Please join D86 Superintendent Dr. Bruce Law for a short presentation followed by a question and answer session.

Date: Wednesday, February 27th from 9 am – 10 am

Place: Hinsdale Middle School

RSVP: Help us get an accurate headcount by submitting an RSVP HERE

A $139.8 million referendum will be on the April 2nd ballot. Come learn more about:

  • The current state of Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South High School facilities
  • What the referendum covers including safety and security improvements
  • How the referendum impacts taxpayers in the D86 school district
  • What happens if the referendum does not pass

Opioids and Drugs of Misuse: Preventing Addiction Begins with Prepared Parents

Dear HMS Parents,

We would like to invite you to an upcoming community event that is being hosted in our new, beautiful HMS building! Please join us for an evening of education and conversation about a topic that is hitting close to home: “The Opioid Epidemic” in DuPage County.  District 181 is happy to welcome leaders in the community to learn and discuss what we all can do together to support our youth and one another with this growing problem.

Thursday, February 28, 6:30-8:30 PM
Hinsdale Middle School (Gym)
Note: This event is not recommended for elementary students.

Presenters for the evening will include: (in the following order)
1. Chelsea Laliberte, MSSA, Founder and Executive Director of Live4Lali
Live4Lali started as a family foundation 10 years ago, following the overdose death of Chelsea’s younger brother, Alex. Over the last several years they have done amazing work in addressing the needs of individuals and families affected by substance use. Chelsea is in private practice as a counselor supporting youth and their families with various mental health issues and is considered an expert in the field. She will be discussing signs and symptoms of addiction, early intervention and prevention strategies, and available supports. You can learn more about Chelsea and her organization at

2. The Stefani Family, including Neuropsychologist, Dr. Roger Stefani
Marge, Roger, and Steve, are the parents and brother of Matt, a former District 181 student who suffered and died of the disease of addiction. They have recently started Hope for Healing, a non-for-profit organization that will focus on raising awareness and understanding, reducing stigma, and providing support for individuals and families affected by drug addiction. Their talk will focus on their personal journey with Matt and what they learned along the way.  Steve Stefani will also be presenting to our 8th grade students during the school day.

3. Robert Berlin, DuPage County State’s Attorney
Mr. Berlin will present on the current statistics, how law enforcement is addressing this epidemic, and how the court system is dealing with this problem.

We are looking forward to spending the evening with you. For further information or questions, please contact HMS Social Worker, Maria Jandak (630-861-4715).


Hinsdale Library Event – Adding Balance to your Kids’ Lives

Parent-To-Parent: Adding Balance to Your Kids’ Lives

Our community prides itself on high expectations and high achievement, but how can we also help to add balance to our kid’s lives? Join us at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 26, at the Hinsdale Library to be a part of this important conversation. Presenters Laura Kaehler, LCSW; Shelley Leland, Certified Reading Specialist; and Sara Stoy Nalbach, RN and meditation instructor, will lead the discussion. Visit HERE to register.

The Parent List: Mid-Winter Help for Your Child

DOES YOUR CHILD NEED HELP for an emotional, developmental, learning or health issue this winter?

Check out The Parent List, a Hinsdale Central High School PTO resource that contains over 80 positive reviews on area health care providers that have helped D86 and D181 children with issues that include: anxiety; depression; school avoidance; insomnia; peer relations; stress; autism spectrum; ADD/ADHD and more.

Parent reviewed providers include local doctors, therapists, support groups, in-patient and out-patient programs, tutors, nutritionists, books, and holistic medical approaches.

To read The Parent List reviews, go to or click HERE

To leave an anonymous review click HERE

Questions can be directed to:

In no way does the HMS or Hinsdale Central PTOs, HMS or Hinsdale Central High School staff, school districts 86 or 181 endorse or recommend any specific provider reviewed on The Parent List. The Parent List is a subjective forum set up by the Hinsdale Central PTO for your convenience. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for deciding to use any of the service providers on The Parent List in any capacity, and district 86, district 181 and the HMS and Hinsdale Central PTOs disclaim all liability for any damages, injuries, losses, expenses, or claims of any kind arising out of the provision of services by anyone or any agency appearing on The Parent List.